Bike Repair Manual, Chris Sidwells review

Bicycle Repair Manual, bicycle maintenance books
Cycling Weekly Verdict

It's a much more photo and illustration focused guides, so visual learners will like this one. There's even a ?step locator' for each task, showing you which part of your bike you should be poring over.

Reasons to buy
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    Explains function of bike components, not just how to repair them

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    Good for beginners

Reasons to avoid
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    May not suit the more advanced bike tinkerer

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Now in its fourth edition, this colourful guide takes you right back to basics on home maintenance, carefully explaining the function and workings of various components, rather than just a step by step of how to fix them.

Like For Dummies it's a good one for the total newcomer who'd like to learn their way around the bike as well as the toolbox.

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